The Center for Experimental Ethnography seeks to amplify discussions regarding the emerging forms scholarly research is taking in the humanities and social sciences, and to create institutional interventions related to nontraditional genres of research practice and dissemination, by attending to the following questions:
What does the digital age mean for humanistic, social scientific, and professional inquiry and practice?
What tools for research and communication should we offer the next generation of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students?
How do extra-textual formats transform both the processes and products of research? How do they inform and transform disciplinary epistemologies?
In what ways is this work accountable to the communities from which it emerges and through which circulates?
By probing these questions, we endeavor to coordinate scholarship, research, and public partnerships related to multi-modal work practices; to consolidate those activities in which we (and our students) are already engaged; and to grow these generative connections by hosting Visiting Scholars, coordinating workshops and conferences, supporting undergraduate and graduate research, engaging with arts and community-based institutions throughout Philadelphia, and forging connections with other like-minded institutions worldwide.
2018-2019 theme: working in community
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